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2021 Virtual Coaching in Higher Education Consortium Conference

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2021 Coaching in Higher Education Virtual Conference

Bigger and Better in 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 Coaching in Higher Education Virtual Conference!  All attendees will receive an invitation to the concurrent session recordings via email.

If you are interested in serving the CHEC community, please email us at:

We look forward to seeing you in Oklahoma City in 2022 for our in-person conference. More details will be announced soon.

2021 Conference Schedule:  

Coaching in Higher Education Consortium: A Collaborative Academic Coaching Initiative

10am-10:25am- Welcome and Keynote              
Alicia Sepulveda, PhD, Former President of CHEC

10:30am-11:20am  Concurrent Session 1
1A: Helping Those Who Feel Stuck: Revisiting Motivational Interviewing as a Core Coaching Technique
1B: Coaching in Higher Education Beyond the United States: A Global Perspective
1C: Roundtable Discussion: Diversity, Inclusion, and Values Efforts for Coaching in Higher Education
1D: Design Thinking as the Framework for Institutional Coaching Model

11:30am-12:20pm  Concurrent Session 2
2A: Understand Procrastination To Help Students Overcome Avoidance, Disengagement, and Overwhelm
2B: Academic Coaching for Excellence: The Conceptualization of Best Practices to Support At-Risk College Students
2C: The Promises and Pressures of Peer Academic Coaching 2D: Community Building

Concurrent Session 3
3A: What’s Your Story? Using Assessment in Academic Coaching
3B: Music, Memes, and Humor: Engaging Students Through Success Coaching 3C: Academic Life Coaching to Promote Graduate Student Thriving


2:00pm-2:50pm  Concurrent Session 4
4A: Coaching College Student Leaders: A Framework for Leadership Development & Belonging
4B: Finding Your Sweet Spot on the Dream-Do Spectrum
4C: Coaching Motivation: Moving Towards a Process-Minded Approach from a Positive Psychological Perspective
4D: Community Building
3:00pm-3:30pm  Closing Remarks
Kathleen Shea Smith, PhD, Incoming President of CHEC

Special Thanks to Our 2020-2021 Board Members:

Alana Davis-Delaria
Eryn Elder
Shana Hawke-Stanton
Alison Herr
Kristin Korte
Lori Pence
LaShae Roberts
Kathleen Shea Smith
Alicia Sepulveda
Lyle Slack
Jenny Steiner
Jacquelyn Thomas-Miller

Please email: if you have any additional inquiries.